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Grateful Dead Live at Backstage on 1987-01-01

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Grateful Dead Live at Backstage on 1987-01-01

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Grateful Dead
Talk To Themselves
c. ARISTA 1987 21:19
Promotional Copy. Not For Sale.

Dennis McNally, Producer
Jeff Briss, Co-Producer
Dick Latvala, Engineer
Jan Simmons, Transcription

Side 1 (un-tracked) Lp>CDR

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Backstage
Location Allover, US

Source "Talk To Themselves" Promotional Copy


Liner Notes: An in-depth interview with the GRATEFUL DEAD conducted by BRENT MYDLAND, featuring JERRY GARCIA, BOB WEIR, PHIL LESH, and MICKEY HART.

Arista sent me this promo album along with the Touch of Grey single, the My Brother Esau cassette, and an In The Dark bumper sticker when I worked at a radio station. The album cover mimicked In The Dark but it was black and white. Side one was un-racked for radio play, which I chose to digitize, as the running time is just over twenty minutes and is easily listened to in one sitting. Arista must have been in a hurry, because Dick Latvala's name was misspelled as Latuala.


Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2011
Subject: Funny.
"What's the first thing you remember?"
"What's the last thing you expect to forget?"
Reviewer: 3chrds - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 2, 2006
Subject: mickey don't need to talk
mickey don't need to talk. bobby doesn't really need to either, unless he's crackin' jokes. by the way, these are lightehearted comments. who the hell am i(we) to criticize! happy belated b-day Jerry. Please exercise understanding, patience, openmindedness, and JOY during these Jerry days, and everyday! especially these days!
Reviewer: rvaDUBfan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2006
Subject: want this show?
i have this, if you would like it get in touch with me:

p.s. it's shorten format too!
Reviewer: Lurky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2005
Subject: So Close
I´ve guess that once you could download all with 64mkbp mp3 but you can´t really whith file options,it does´nt work,so close,! this was the last goody,so I love and hate this site,it transform out of my reach.
I haven´t heard this so I´ve give it 5 becuese its so generous of G D to let os in behind the curtain.
Reviewer: dev-o - favorite - December 8, 2005
Subject: what happened to link?
There is no 'download now' link on this page! Did you guys decide to stream it only and forget to give us a link?
Reviewer: dmilks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2005
Subject: 1-1-87
Good Stuff
Reviewer: Pourik - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2005
Subject: Yeah...
I tried that already....I use an MP3 source to listen to music and not lossless/shn. Typically, this generous site has the format I can utilize...guess I'll have to wait until then.
Thanks, Sox fan...when I have a moment I'll download the goods....btw, Big Papi better win the MVP this year!
Reviewer: PennsylvaniaPete - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2005
Subject: Once I figured out how to listion to it.
Worth the casual listion.
Reviewer: Jobygoob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 14, 2005
Subject: Lots of fun
Ever wonder what actors the band members would pick to play themselves in a movie about themselves? Or whether they'd rather be run over by a steamroller on a hot day with an empty stomach or a cold day with a full stomach? If so this is your download. This is a real fun listen, you'll enjoy it. Some poignant conversation surrounding Garcia's then recent brush with death and its impact on the band. I'd love to see some more uploads along this vein...lots of fun! And for those of you wondering where to download...try the link that says "download show" on the left column of this page.
Reviewer: redsoxfansince72 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2005
Subject: LMAO
Well I never thought I would see the day that a Deadhead who used to trade Maxell XLII 90 tapes back in the day would complain about the archive! Don't you get it man? This is Deadbase only WITH the music! It took me about 15 minutes - with some help from a friend - to figure how how to convert SHN files to WAVE, etc. It is easy - once you know how - and best of all FREE! Anyway, good luck man... All I can say is that the minimal amount of effort required will be repaid ten fold, TRUST ME... I do know what you mean as most shows are available in mp3, but you can convert to mp3 yourself if you visit here :

Good Luck and Happy Listening! Oh, and I should add that I meant no offense in my comments. I re-read them after I posted this and it could sound like I was being an A--hole and that was not my intent. I hope this info helps...
Reviewer: Project J.A.M. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 12, 2005
Subject: MKW or other software compression tool
It's really not difficult. Head over to and check out the information there about lossless compression and download MKW or another file converter. It takes about 5 seconds to convert this file from SHN to WAV for use in any MP3 player or PC jukebox, whatever, and even the most software illiterate person (myself is a good example) can easily figure out how to use it. This file is definitely worth the five minutes of extra effort you might have to take to obtain the software needed to convert it to WAV.
Reviewer: Spiny Penguin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2005
Subject: Brent Speaks!!
I thought that was pretty cool, in and of itself. I've heard everyone ELSE in the band talk (even Billy).

Goddamn, I miss that guy.
Reviewer: heptone - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 4, 2005
Subject: cool
but how do you download this
Reviewer: doug01 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 30, 2005
Subject: Thank you!
Interesting having Brent talk to Jerry about how it felt to almost die....Great interview, thank you so much for posting it!
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